Matt Forte RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bears' Matt Forte calls NFL a 'hypocritical league'

    Sporting News "Matt Forte wants a long-term contract with the Bears. Much like Dez Bryant, Forte realizes how he'll be perceived by stating that publicly. While Forte is hoping for a new contract, he's not holding out and says he'll be at training camp when it opens July 29. He's been showing up at the Bears'..." June 20

  • Bears: Matt Forte planning on biz-as-usual – at least for this camp

    CSN Chicago "While speculation and curiosity grow around Matt Forte’s 2015 plans, the Bears running back is going ahead with plans for his annual football camp next month in Addison. The two-day Citi Matt Forte Football ProCamp, Forte’s third, will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on June 13-14 at Addison..." May 20

  • What's Matt Forte worth on the trade market?

    Windy City Gridiron "Ryan Pace hasn't really messed around much since he arrived in Chicago. He never committed to Jay Cutler more than he had to, he shipped off the most talented receiver in franchise history for a paltry draft pick, and he was rumored to be in the mix for blockbuster-type draft day deals. His..." May 11

  • Matt Forte responds to reports he's skipping voluntary workouts

    Windy City Gridiron "Earlier today Chicago Bears' running back Matt Forte made news by skipping the award ceremony for the Brian Piccolo Award, which also signaled his intent to skip the voluntary veteran minicamp that started today. Forte also skipped Phase 1 of the voluntary workouts and it was reported that him..." April 28

  • Bears Forte's tweets hint at concern about his future

    ESPN Chicago "To read too far into Matt Forte's tweets from over the weekend would be a tad irresponsible, but there's no denying the running back, based on his posts from over the weekend, is at least a little concerned about his standing with the Chicago Bears. Forte posted a story about potential trade..." February 24

  • Matt Forte, Jay Cutler lament Bears' continued run-pass imbalance

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears’ eight rushing attempts in Thursday’s loss to the Lions were the lowest single-game total in franchise history. Quarterback Jay Cutler dropped back to pass 51 times, handed off seven times and kneeled down once. That’s not close to the play distribution balance general manager Phil..." December 02

  • Bears' offense taking Matt Forte places he’s never been

    CSN Chicago "When Marc Trestman was hired as the Bears' coach, the most significant individual impact was expected to register on Jay Cutler. The improved play at the Bears quarterback position was evident in the play of both Cutler and Josh McCown. But arguably the single biggest impact of Trestman has..." October 15

  • Matt Forte eager to jump-start the running game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Catching a pass only goes so far in the versatile world of Matt Forte. As effective a receiver as he is, he still is a running back, and the Bears’ ground game is stuck in ­neutral. “I still want to run the ball way more effectively than we have been,” Forte said Thursday when asked if his role..." September 26

  • Forte hopes Melton, Tillman return but confident in Emery

    Chicago Tribune "Running back Matt Forte hopes former Pro Bowlers Henry Melton and Charles Tillman return to the Chicago Bears’ defense during free agency, but he also has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a defense that allowed more yards last season than any in team history. “We..." March 14

  • Bears' Matt Forte expects workhorse role to continue

    NFL.com "The trio of Jay Cutler, Josh McCown and Alshon Jeffery seemed to garner much on the spotlight on the Chicago Bears' offense this season. While a quarterback controversy raged and Jeffery put on a weekly show, running back Matt Forte chugged along as the real heart of the Bears' attack. The..." January 29

  • Forte misses practice, expected to play against Vikings

    Chicago Tribune "Bears running back Matt Forte was held out of Wednesday’s practice at Lake Forest, still regrouping after hyperextending his right knee late in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Head coach Marc Trestman believes Forte will be healthy enough to play this weekend against the Vikings. But if Forte..." November 28

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears RB Matt Forte (right knee) participated in the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to media: pic.twitter.com/mQHiZq3MlC

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears HC Marc Trestman: RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice. "I'm still optimistic...he'll start working tomorrow."

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Matt Forte slightly hyperextended knee. Will see where he is at Wednesday.

  • Matt Forte says Bears’ offense involves RB heavily in passing game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears training camp starts next week, and it’s clear the world running back Matt Forte knew during his first five seasons with the team is about to undergo a drastic change. “In this offense,” Forte said Wednesday, “the running back runs a lot of routes and is able to catch the ball a..." July 18

  • Forte embraces all concepts of new offense

    Chicago Tribune "Matt Forte still looks big, smooth and fast. But in organized team activities, he looks a different kind of big, smooth and fast. That's because he is being used in more ways than he has been the last couple of seasons. It's part of the Bears' new vision to make Forte more valuable to the..." May 15

  • Forte upset over proposed NFL rule change

    CSN Chicago "The NFL came out with a few proposed rule changes last week, and Matt Forte is not happy. The Bears running back either first heard about the possible NFL guidelines on Sunday or just couldn't hold his tongue anymore, as he tweeted some strong words in opposition of one particular rule. In..." March 18

  • Forte: NFL's proposed rule change 'absurd'

    ESPN "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte called the NFL's proposed rule change that would penalize ball carriers who lower their heads to deliver a blow "absurb" in a series of messages he posted on his official Twitter account Sunday morning. The new rule would penalize a runner 15-yards if he..." March 17